Sparkling Wine News

How to Open a Bottle of Sparkling Wine

How to Open a Bottle of Sparkling Wine

How to open a bottle of Sparkling wine. 1. Make sure the bottle is cold. Sparkling wine is best when served cool (45 to 55 degrees). The best way to chill sparkling wine is to place the bottle in a bucket filled half with ice and half with cold water for about thirty minutes or chill…

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Chandon

Chandon

In 1973, Domaine Chandon became the first French-owned sparkling wine venture in the United States. Moët & Chandon sets its sights on Napa Valley as the next world-class sparkling wine region with a commitment to craft the finest range of American sparkling wines—wines that reflect California’s vibrant regional character and yet remain true to centuries-old méthode traditionnelle….

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Vitifruit Equipment

Vitifruit Equipment

Vitifruit supply high quality machinery to vineyards across the UK. Our equipment includes: Inter Vine Cultivators Boisselet Bio-matic range of inter row cultivators comes with a range of interchangeable tools designed for wine growers, that can be used for inter vine cultivating, mowing and bud rubbing. Electronic Secateurs Electrocoup electronic secateurs/Power pruners for vineyards are the only pruning tool…

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How to Choose Wine Storage

How to Choose Wine Storage

Wine storage seems to be the must-have feature for the home right now, whether in the form of racking, wine cabinets or more permanent options like cellars and wine rooms. But aside from being the latest trend for the home, wine storage plays a vital role in keeping wine at its best. Here, Spiral Cellars…

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Spiral Cellars

Spiral Cellars

Spiral Cellars is the established expert in wine storage for the home, specialising in unique premium wine cellars and bespoke wine rooms.  With a range of outstanding options for its discerning clients across the UK and further afield Spiral Cellars has, for more than 30 years, been leading the way in offering luxurious large-capacity wine…

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Making my own Bottle of English Sparkling Wine!

OK, I exaggerate slightly, the truth is that I did the last stages of making a bottle of fizz, but if I had called this post “Finishing a bottle of English sparkling wine”, you would have thought that I had just drunk a whole bottle, which wouldn’t have been that much to shout about… It all started on a…

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The making of sparkling wine at N° 1 Family Estate

At the N° 1 Family Estate, the traditional method of Champagne production is followed, starting with the hand harvesting of the grapes in March at 19 brix.  They are then whole bunch pressed in our especially imported Champagne Vaselin press with an extraction rate of 650 litres per tonne. The juice is settled for 15…

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N° 1 Family Estate

New Zealand methode traditionelle specialist and Champagne-maker, Daniel Le Brun, launched his wholly family-owned wine producing business in July 1999, utilising the same processes perfected by his Champagne-making family in France over the last 12 generations. The winery has been set up with state of the art processing equipment, imported from Champagne.  Marketer and Champagne-maker…

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What did I think of Crémant?

Well, in a word, fantastic! Maybe I just got very lucky with the three different wines that I had, but if it was purely down to luck then I’ll hop off and get my lottery tickets for the week before it runs out. I started on the Friday night with the De Chanceny Crémant de Loire from Spirited…

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